“Mad in India – kyunki sapne dekhne wale paagal hote hain…”
This one statement says and holds a lot at the same time. Dreams are meant to turn into reality if one contains the drive to have all the support needed. But, what many fail to predict is the journey that makes it worthwhile. Sharat Katariya’s “Sui Dhaaga: Made In India” highlights this passage of a dream to a path of glory, in a distinct manner.
The film shares the story of Mauji (Varun Dhawan) and Mamta (Anushka Sharma). A married couple who are a part of an ordinary populace who stops thinking big after the tailoring business of Mauji’s grandfather Chajjulal fails miserably. Therefore, all he can now do to earn a livelihood for his financially weak family is run petty errands for others and fulfil the requests for futile entertainment from his bosses. Mamta, on the other hand, being a new addition to Mauji’s clan, feels embarrassed at all this along with her in-laws. She is also the one who carries the vision for ‘change’.
Unlike Mauji’s parents, who are fully occupied by the household chores and their health issues, Mamta recognises Chajjulal’s posterity in Mauji’s crafty hands. Mauji is good at freelance tailoring, however, in order to revoke his and his family’s dignity, Mamta motivates him to take his knack to the next level. At this juncture, the marital union between them gets sanctified as Mamta stands tall with Mauji, who finally sees his life through his wife’s lens.
Moreover, all she wishes is his happiness and the financial stability of her new home. The fact that Mamta is selfless enough to take on the struggle of keeping up with the household and travelling long distances with Mauji, all in one breath, is noteworthy. The journey does not go easy for them as they are pressured by the mercantile world to sell their tailoring ideas in return for some ready cash. The director manages to beautifully portray the strongest self an individual can assume in utmost adversity.
Mauji and Mamta breathe in all the problems only to carve out their best versions by somehow making everyone believe in their dedication and creating a brand of their own. They participate in a fashion contest along with their sceptics to realise that their art may not be enough to appease everyone. They are not professional designers hence, they cannot put out a good “show” which emphasizes the loopholes in a commercially-driven society. However, Mamta and Mauji and all of their turf go glued as one, which evokes hope and at last, victory.
Ergo, the film not just sells dreams on celluloid. It caricatures one’s emotions attached to them and how various relationships come into play in one’s urge for reaching the stars. Such revelation is brilliantly emoted by Anushka and Varun who de-glam themselves along with other crew to share a compulsive story of the few sensitive individuals who want to prove their vision is very much achievable. “Sui Dhaaga: Made in India” is a unique film which uses homely music to beautify its plot and it has no traces of high volt cinematic drama. Hence, it is definitely worth your time because “sab badhiya hai”!